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Podcast: Hi-Phi Nation: The Forever War

This year will mark the 18th anniversary of the war in Afghanistan, the forever war... We take a retrospective of the entire war, from the forgotten events of the lead-up to its total financial and moral costs to date. [more inside]
posted by latkes on Apr 11, 2019 - 1 comment

ContraPoints?

I'm wondering if there's interest in discussing the ContraPoints YouTube videos and, secondarily, how it'd fit on FanFare. [more inside]
posted by Nelson on Nov 15, 2018 - 24 comments

The Good Place: Jeremy Bearimy  Season 3, Ep 4

The group explores the three main branches of ethical thought. [more inside]
posted by numaner on Oct 18, 2018 - 144 comments

Movie: Things to Come

Nathalie (Isabelle Huppert) teaches philosophy at a high school in Paris. She is passionate about her job and particularly enjoys passing on the pleasure of thinking. Married with two children, she divides her time between her family, former students and her very possessive mother. One day, Nathalie's husband announces he is leaving her for another woman. With freedom thrust upon her, Nathalie must reinvent her life. Directed by Mia Hansen-Løve.
posted by Panthalassa on Jul 29, 2017 - 1 comment

Book: The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World

So the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu got together and talked about joy for a week. This resulting book is an accessible and actionable journey into the essential practice of experiencing and sharing joy. [more inside]
posted by aniola on Feb 12, 2017 - 1 comment

Podcast: Hi-Phi Nation: Soldier Philosophers Part 1: Moral Exploitation

When one Army soldier discovered the propagation of torture tactics during the Iraq war, he engaged in a one-man mission inside the organization to learn about their origins, and the effect they had on lower-level soldiers who were implementing them... On this episode, we look at the side-effects of moral decision-making on the soldiers who are asked to carry-out a President's orders. Guest voices include Michael Robillard and Ian Fishback. [more inside]
posted by latkes on Feb 4, 2017 - 0 comments

The Good Place: The Eternal Shriek  Season 1, Ep 7

Michael, concluding his unusual presence as an Architect in his Neighborhood caused all the trouble, decides to retire - to an eternity of torture. Eleanor figures the only way to stop this is to press a failsafe button that will kill Janet. Chidi is less than enthusiastic.
posted by Small Dollar on Oct 20, 2016 - 11 comments

Book: Realism With A Human Face by Hilary Putnam. Part I: Metaphysics

I'm starting the discussion about the first part of the Hilary Putnam book. The lengthy introduction discusses Putnam's influences, and the essays in Part I focus on metaphysics. [more inside]
posted by Fritz Langwedge on May 1, 2016 - 0 comments

Book: Realism With A Human Face by Hilary Putnam

Our first selection is a set of essays by Hilary Putnam that covers Metaphysics, Ethics and Aesthetics, and Studies in American Philosophy in its three parts. [more inside]
posted by Fritz Langwedge on Mar 23, 2016 - 0 comments

New Group - Metaphysics and Entanglement

Is anyone interested in reading and discussing philosophy or philosophical fiction? [more inside]
posted by Fritz Langwedge on Mar 17, 2016 - 3 comments

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